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Copyright © 2008 by Bobbi Brown Evolution, LLC The right of Bobbi Brown to be identified as the Author of the Work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved, Except on permitted under UK copyright law, on part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher, or in the case of reprographic production, in accordance with the terms issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency. Photography credits and permissions information on p.221. First eBook Edition: November 2008. Springboard Press is an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. The Springboard Press name and logo are trademarks of Hachette Book Group, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-446-54320-0 HEADLINE PUBLISHING GROUP An Hachette Livre UK Company 338 Euston Road London NW1 3BH www.headline.co.uk www.hachettelivre.co.uk Contents DEDICATION PART I: BASICS Chapter 1: MAKEUP ARTISTRY Chapter 2: EQUIPMENT Chapter 3: SKIN Chapter 4: FACE Chapter 5: LIPS Chapter 6: EYES Chapter 7: TEN-STEP GUIDE TO PERFECT MAKEUP Chapter 8: SPECIAL MAKEUP APPLICATIONS PART II: ARTISTRY Chapter 9: ARTISTRY Chapter 10: ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT for the PROFESSIONAL Chapter 11: ADVANCED MAKEUP APPLICATIONS Chapter 12: MEMORABLE MAKEUP MOMENTS & LEGENDS RESOURCE GUIDE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS PHOTO CREDITS This book is dedicated to makeup artists everywhere — from the ones that taught me to the ones that I now teach. And to Bruce Weber, who taught me how to see the natural tones in people’s faces — and that you can be both talented and famous, humble and nice. And, always, to the boys/men in my life who make my heart sing. PART I: BASICS Chapter 1 MAKEUP ARTISTRY I’ve set out to write the simplest, most comprehensive makeup lesson you will ever have. I’ve written this book for everyone: my artists, students, friends, and every woman who ever wanted to put on makeup like a professional. When I first started working as a freelance makeup artist, it was almost impossible to find books dedicated to makeup artistry. This situation has improved over the years, but there is still a noticeable lack of good and accessible resources on makeup artistry. After scouring countless bookstores in search of the perfect makeup reference, I finally decided to write my own guide. My vision for this book is simple. I wanted it to be filled with complete step-by-step lessons, industry tips, and beautiful pictures. I wanted this book to serve as a complete reference guide for everyone who wants to know about beauty and makeup. I have found that women are either intrigued with or mystified by cosmetics, but most are interested in learning more about makeup and how it can transform a face. All women really want the same thing: to look like themselves, only prettier and more confident. That desire is what actually inspired me, at twelve years old, to create the “natural look” for which I’m known. In seventh grade, the coolest thing was to hear how tan you were. So I used my mother’s bronzer, put it on my cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin—until it looked like a real tan. I put on her lipstick and then rubbed it off. I wanted people to say I looked pretty—and not notice the makeup. Years later, when I worked as a makeup artist, I learned from many of the leading professionals. My early work was a mixture of the natural look with risky bolts of color. I worked with George Newell, who did beautiful pale skin, very 80s red lips, bronze cheeks, and dark eyes. His style was not mine, but he was a great talent who taught me things I could not have learned elsewhere. I also studied under Linda Mason, the artist known for her abstract uses of color on the face. She taught me to go beyond my comfort zone and push myself to the unexpected. Then I met my mentor, Bonnie Maller. I first saw her work in a magazine profile. She did all the makeup for Bruce Weber and all the ads for Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. Her style was outdoorsy, as you can imagine. She had the same aesthetic as I did, and perfected the look. It changed my life. Her makeup was most instrumental in helping my style emerge. It was clean, natural, and always beautiful. In the early days, I was like a sponge, learning from others, and then experimenting to see what I liked. I now look back on this time as graduate school. I read and studied every fashion spread. I loved the way light hit the colors on the face, and tried to recreate the looks. I began assisting makeup artists and eventually, with that experience, started to lead my own team. When you are hired to do a show, you meet with the designer, and sometimes the stylist, to discuss the desired look and to possibly try the makeup on a model. The makeup has to be beautiful and work with the clothes. I used to experiment with concealer on lips to make a pale lip color statement while doing Brigitte Bardot– inspired, dark, smoky eyes or the brightest red and pink lips with very little on the eyes. I also remember using brown eye pencil on lips, which started the whole brown lip look. By the time I started Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, I already had a group of artists who helped me do fashion shows. Early in my career, I couldn’t pay them much, so I hired the ones who were eager to do the work for the experience and training. I started by inviting them to assist me—even if they just held brushes or observed. I watched them do makeup. I watched them watch me do makeup. I love working with people who soak up information. Everyone has potential. I’ve never met anyone who could not master the skills needed, but many who lacked the confidence. I do believe that there is always more to learn, and I love the process. I also believe every woman would gain confidence if she understood more about applying her makeup, using the right tools, finding the colors that work for her and perfecting the basic techniques. I’ve written this book for everyone: my artists, students, friends, and every woman who ever wanted professional instruction. I’ve gone into more detail than ever before and photographed hundreds of step-by-step photos to show you as much detail as possible. I’ve also put the entire “class” into the sequence that I believe works best. Understanding the skin is the best way to start, and then building from foundation and concealer to color, lips, eyes, and everything in between. I believe this will be the most comprehensive makeup lesson you will ever have. For the makeup artist or those who aspire to be one, I’ve written a section for professionals in the second part of the book. In this section, you’ll find important information from how to pack a professional makeup kit to how to work with photographers. The best artists continually want to learn. Artists who think they know everything don’t grow. Professional makeup artists must love makeup. They need to be obsessed with the art and the business and cannot be afraid of hard work. Artists have to be able to see, evaluate their work, and take criticism as an opportunity to grow. In makeup that means learning to recognize skin condition and texture, evaluate and effectively use color, and determine when formulation and application choices work and what to do when they don’t. This book is a true labor of love. It was written with the help of my team of makeup artists, friends, and customers—who have all contributed questions, concerns, and tips about makeup. Even though I’ve been in the makeup industry for over twenty years, I continue to learn. The beauty industry is constantly changing, so it is important to stay open to new ideas, to acknowledge when techniques or styles don’t work anymore, and to try new approaches and solutions. The goal is always to help women look and feel beautiful. I expect that aspiring makeup artists will want to read every word of this book. Others may pick and choose to read those sections that apply to their concerns. Makeup artistry is incredibly gratifying. So be open, have fun, and never stop learning. Chapter 2 EQUIPMENT Being well organized is essential. Whether you’re a minimalist whose makeup kit rarely holds more than a lipstick and powder or a working makeup artist who routinely totes around a complete collection of cosmetics, it takes a plan. MAKEUP KITS Home Makeup Organize your makeup either in your bathroom drawer, on top of the counter, or in a box. Keep basics and items used only occasionally separate. At least twice a year make sure your colors and formulas are working. Basics include: Concealers and correctors Foundation or tinted moisturizer Powder (two colors) Eye shadow (three to four basic colors) Eyeliner (powder and gel) Mascara Blush (powder or cream) Lipstick, gloss, lip pencil Everyday Bag Pack the following essentials in a small bag: One or two palettes that contain your foundation, concealer, blush, and lip color A compact of pressed powder with a mirror A basic eye palette—the smaller the better Mini mascara Lip gloss Mini brushes Small sample sizes of face cream Evening Bag Tiny purses don’t lend themselves to toting around lots of products, so you need to be selective. Pack the following items: Lipstick or gloss Lip pencil A powder compact Customizable face palette (containing concealer, foundation, blush) Mini perfume Breath mints In Your Desk Drawer It’s worth investing in duplicates of your makeup to keep in your office to freshen up before a big meeting or for reapplying if you need to go straight out after work. These basics include the following items: Concealer Foundation Pressed powder (with mirror) Blush Lip balm, lip color, and/or gloss Black eyeliner and white or silver eye shadow to create an evening eye Mini brushes Travel toothbrush and toothpaste set Tip Collect deluxe samples from makeup counters-they are perfect for travel. In Your Gym Bag After a workout, you will want to clean your face and start your makeup from scratch. So be sure to bring the following items to the gym: Face-cleansing cloths Moisturizer Customized face palette, or at least a tinted moisturizer, lip color or gloss, and mascara For Travel Keep your travel kit packed at all times so you never have to worry about arriving somewhere only to realize you’ve left something important in your bathroom cabinet. Invest in several small plastic bottles, label them, and fill them with your essentials. Purchase mini brushes, mascara, and a small eye palette. Include the following items: Travel-size shampoo and conditioner Travel-size shampoo and conditioner Body and facial moisturizers Makeup palettes with all your basics Mini mascara Face powder, bronzer (great for the travel weary) Self-tanner Lipstick or gloss A brush roll of travel-size brushes Tweezers Hairbrush and hair spray Perfume in a mini or compact version Perfumed body creams are also great ESSENTIAL TOOLS Brushes make all the difference in makeup application. Everyone from the most skilled makeup artist to the woman who wears only the basics can benefit from using the right tools. Consider investing in at least a few key brushes. High-quality blush, eye shadow, eyebrow, and eyeliner brushes are basic. Good brushes are not hard to find. Look at those made by makeup artists’ lines as well as less expensive versions available at beauty and art supply stores. To find out which brushes you need and which ones are good quality, familiarize yourself with a variety of styles, shapes, and bristle types. Assessing Brush Quality Before purchasing brushes, you have to know what you are looking for and which brushes are worthwhile investments. Assess the quality of a brush by testing the way the bristles feel against the skin and by running your fingers through the bristles to make sure that they don’t shed. It’s important to test how a brush feels when you hold it in your hand. It needs to feel comfortable and easy to maneuver. Tips Brush Size The brushes that come with most makeup compacts are too small and narrow for proper blush application. Toss them and use a brush designed specifically for that purpose instead. Natural Bristles Natural bristles (such as squirrel, goat, pony, or sable) are very soft and offer a more blended, natural application. They’re best for working with powder-based products—blush, powder, and eye shadow. Synthetic Bristles Synthetic bristles are the best choice for brushes that will be used with creamy products, such as concealer, gel liners, and lip colors. They are generally stiffer than Synthetic bristles are the best choice for brushes that will be used with creamy products, such as concealer, gel liners, and lip colors. They are generally stiffer than natural hair, so they give you greater control and a more precise application. Tool Guide This alphabetized glossary describes the different types of brushes as well as other tools you might want to keep in your kit. It will help you decide what brushes work best for a specific need or technique. BLUSH BRUSH This needs to be wide enough to cover the apple of the cheek. The bristles should be soft, natural hair with beveled and curved edges. BRONZER BRUSH This is thicker and fuller than a blush brush and has a flat profile. It is designed for sweeping and pressing bronzer over cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin to provide natural-looking warmth to the skin. BROW BRUSH A brush with stiff, short bristles cut on an angle. Designed for applying shadow to the brows. Look for a synthetic/natural blend of bristles, as the 100 percent synthetic brushes are too stiff and don’t deposit color as effectively. BROW GROOMING BRUSH This is for brushing brows into place. It has stiff bristles cut straight across, like a toothbrush. CONCEALER BRUSH This should have firm but soft bristles that aren’t too hard or scratchy, since the brush will be used on the delicate skin under the eyes. Look for a brush with glossy synthetic hairs, as these slip along the skin. The ends of the bristles should be tapered to help you place concealer in hard-to-reach spots, such as the inner corners of the eyes, and apply stick foundation to cover any redness around the nose. EYE BLENDER BRUSH A soft, fluffy, natural-hair brush with long bristles designed to blend eye shadow and eliminate lines of demarcation on the lids after applying multiple shades. It is also great for applying powder to set corrector, concealer, or foundation around the eyes or over blemish cover. EYE CONTOUR BRUSH A round, flat-head, natural-hair brush. Short, dense bristles apply a greater amount of shadow in the crease to contour the eye. EYE SHADER BRUSH A wide, flat-head brush that can gently sweep eye shadow color over the entire lid, from the lash line to the brow bone. EYE SHADOW BRUSH Wide enough to cover about half the eyelid. This brush has natural, soft, rounded bristles with beveled edges that deposit a sweep of shadow across the lower lid without leaving any harsh lines. EYE SMUDGE BRUSH A small-head brush with a slightly rounded point. This brush has soft, flexible bristles that help smudge liner to create a smoky look. EYELASH COMB This has straight, stiff (often plastic), fine teeth and is designed to separate lashes immediately after applying mascara (while the lashes are still wet). Mascara wands work just as well and are more convenient. EYELASH CURLER Look for a basic metal version with rubber pads. An eyelash curler shapes lashes into a natural-looking curl. Replace pads regularly. To avoid breakage, always curl the lashes before applying mascara. EYELINER BRUSH (ANGLED)/ EYE DEFINER BRUSH This small brush has very short, dense bristles cut on an angle. It is designed to use with shadow to strengthen thin brows or as an alternative to an eyeliner brush. EYELINER BRUSH (FLAT) With flat, dense, synthetic bristles that are slightly rounded at tip, this brush can be used wet or dry to apply a precise line at the lash line. EYELINER BRUSH (ULTRA FINE) The bristles on this small brush are synthetic, dense, and curve to a point. Perfect for the precise application of liquid or gel eyeliner. FACE BLENDER BRUSH A natural or synthetic brush used to deposit shimmer, bronzer, powder, or blush. FACE BRUSH A natural or synthetic fluffy, curved brush that can be used to apply bronzer, blush, or powder. FOUNDATION BRUSH Synthetic bristles in this full, flat-edged brush deposit just the right amount of foundation onto the skin. LIP BRUSH Firm, long bristles come to a slightly pointed tip. This brush allows for the precise placement of lip color. Bristles can be either synthetic or natural. POWDER BRUSH A natural-hair, large, fluffy brush with soft bristles that bevel to a slight point (for navigating around the nose and under the eyes). Designed for use with both loose and pressed powders. Tip Using Your Fingers Nothing beats the warmth of the fingers to blend makeup into the skin. Lipstick can be blotted onto the lips to create a stain effect. Face cream, balm, or oil rubbed between both palms and then gently pressed onto cheeks adds moisture and a youthful glow to the face. I use my hands to warm concealers, blend foundation, and mix lip shades together. I also use my hands to work makeup into the face so that the makeup feels like a part of the skin and not like a mask. POWDER PUFF A velour puff that’s about the size of your palm. Designed to press powder onto the face to lock foundation in place. Can be hand washed or tossed in the dishwasher (at least once a week).

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